Publication
Title
Measuring community (dis)organizational processes through key informant analysis
Author
Abstract
The role of community (dis)organizational processes is a major issue in contemporary criminology. As a consequence, researchers have been increasingly eager to measure community-level social mechanisms such as social trust and disorder. However, community inhabitants are predominantly used to measure community (dis)organizational processes. This approach requires large numbers of respondents to generate reliable and valid measures of social trust and disorder. In this article, the use of expert key informants is discussed as an alternative method of measuring community processes. Our findings suggest that key informants can provide reliable and valid measures of social cohesion and disorder on two rather small units of analysis.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of criminology. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
1477-3708
Volume/pages
6:5(2009), p. 401-417
ISI
000274821000002
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
Law 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 02.09.2014
Last edited 09.05.2017